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CVE-2007-3739 Detail

Description

mm/mmap.c in the hugetlb kernel, when run on PowerPC systems, does not prevent stack expansion from entering into reserved kernel page memory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via unspecified vectors.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/13/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3739
Original release date:
09/13/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.7 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/18/2007)

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/1/29/180 External Source MLIST [lkml] 20070129 [PATCH] Don't allow the stack to grow into hugetlb reserved regions
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1378 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1378
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1504 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1504
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0705.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0705
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0939.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0939
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-1049.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:1049
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-518-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-518-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=253313 External Source MISC https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=253313
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36592 External Source XF kernel-stack-expansion-dos(36592)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11455 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11455

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11455
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11455

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